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Winscombe Primary School


Using Different Materials   to create a picture linked to our class topic. 


Week 1: Investigating Materials - Using Foil to make a Moon




  • First, cut out a large circle of foil. You might like to do this on card or paper first and use this to draw around or mark on the foil.
  • Cut out the foil circle.
  • You can use coins and larger circles for the moon’s craters. Place the coins under the foil and rub your finger lightly around the edges of the coins to reveal the circle shapes in the foil. Try to keep tot he edges and not rub the surface of the coin - we only want to see the circular shapes. 
  • Carefully stick it onto a piece of black card.


Week 2: Wax Resist Picture




Week 3 : Drawing step by step 18.01.21


Have a go at drawing an astronaut using the YouTube link below. Take your time but have fun! I have also included some other astronaut activities!

How To Draw An Astronaut

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Week 4: Astronaut sketching with either white pencil or chalk on black paper/card or black pencil on white card. Watch this space for further information - Mrs Sheppard is going to give it a go too! I will be recording/videoing my interpretation of this picture to help you get started on Tuesday after school. If you need any tracing paper, I will leave some in the office for collection.





Week 5 and 6 (and  half-term if you like): Make a rocket for our class display!


It would be great if you were able to make a rocket to bring into school after lockdown that we can hang next to our Bob display!


Have a look below at an example I have found for you:



Now, I can’t promise this homemade rocket ship – constructed entirely from household items – meets exact NASA specifications, or is durable enough to survive re-entry into the earth’s atmosphere, but I'm sure it will fire your imaginations.


Here’s how to build it:


1. Collect your supplies

To build a homemade rocket ship you’ll need:


  • A plastic 2-litre pop bottle, empty and rinsed out, with the label removed
  • Tape
  • Poster paint in various colours
  • Scissors
  • A cardboard box, cut into squares
  • A toilet roll tube
  • A narrower, thicker cardboard tube (such as a cling film or wrapping paper tube)
  • Tin foil
  • Coloured crepe paper
  • A selection of coloured beads
  • A marker pen
  • A glue stick




2. Create the rocket body

The first thing you’ll need to do is construct the main body of your ship, to ensure a comfortable flight for all space explorers. Cut completely through the bottle in a straight line about three-quarters of the way down from the cap. Next, draw a circle on one side of the bottle near the top using the marker pen. Carefully cut out this circle. Remember to assist young astronauts with the scissors!




3. Make your rocket aerodynamic


Now to make sure your rocket is built for speed. Take the pieces of cardboard box and mark out four matching fin shapes. Now draw two concentric circles on the cardboard, one slightly smaller than your discarded circle of bottle plastic and one slightly larger than it. You should have created a roughly 2cm thick ring which will form your rocket’s window frame.


Carefully cut out your fins and window frame. Next unravel your toilet roll tube and reshape it into a nose cone as shown. Secure the cone over the bottle top with tape. Cut two small lengths of your thicker cardboard tube to form thrusters.



4. Paint your rocket

Next to make your spaceship stand out from the crowd. Wrap the nose cone in tin foil and tape it down. Do the same with the window frame. Paint the body of your rocket and your fins in colours of your choosing, and paint the thrusters black.




5. Add the finishing touches


Nearly done. Using the glue stick, attach the window frame, fins and thrusters to your rocket body. Stick coloured beads to the rocket to create lights, and add any further decorations you want – such as go-faster stripes – using strips of tin foil.



6. Launch in 10… 9… 8…

Finally, it’s time to blast off! Cut strips of red, yellow and orange crêpe paper and glue them into the ends of the thrusters to create a fiery trail as the rocket soars upwards. You’re ready for orbit.